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1 hour ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

I feel for anyone that doesn’t have a reserved seat in an MFC only area for this game as being surrounded by their manky mob last year was unbearable. 

As a redleg member without a reserved seat { my choice } I wouldn't expect to miss out on a seat.

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2 hours ago, layzie said:

I asked this in the ticketing thread but I don't think anyone knows. 

I rang the club yesterday. (Apologies if already answered, I’ve just started reading the thread).

I asked, being a Redleg I sit Level 2 N1 - N4. If 2A (I think 2 bays) is reserved for premium members with guests, and all general admission tickets are sold out, who then sits in 2A? (As you need an GA ticket to get into the ground then the guest pass to get up to 2A). Are we not selling guest passes? Because general admission can’t get access to that area. I was told they are in talks with the AFL to get a number of GA tickets to match the number of guest passes allocated for that area. They put my name on a list as an expression of interest with no guarantee and said I’d be contacted either way with what comes to fruition. 
 

Hope that makes sense.

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1 hour ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

I feel for anyone that doesn’t have a reserved seat in an MFC only area for this game as being surrounded by their manky mob last year was unbearable. 

Was so scarred by this last year that I purchased tickets to sit with the Demon Army last week for my whole family!

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I just went back to the link the club emailed last week with the member barcodes. I went into the buy tickets. When you select public/club members it says sold out but if you then enter your member barcodes it still unlocks tickets to upgrade to a seat. I got as far as being allocated a seat so if u havnt already upgraded I suggest you have another go ..

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6 minutes ago, DeelightfulPlay said:

Was so scarred by this last year that I purchased tickets to sit with the Demon Army last week for my whole family!

I hope they have enough 'buffer' Dees only bays around them. I'm not going to any KB game that they host in the future. 

If it was my decision I would do as PSV Eindhoven do for visiting fans to the Philips Stadion. Have them all arrive on a special train to a railway platform adjacent to the ground, herd them out through a tunnel into an upper corner of the ground that is surrounded by netting. Then make them wait for 2 hours after the game until the home fans have gone home. 

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46 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

@DubDee - you should check with the club as, if you have a GA membership you should be able to get into every home game. There may be less choice of seats, but your membership should be counted as a ticket already sold. There’s no way you should have to pay extra just to get in.

The membership thread says we currently have 63,869 MFC members. How many of them have already reserved seats - IMHO absolute max 20,000.  That leaves 44,000 GA members - do you really expect the MCG to keep 40,000 GA seats available in case these people turn up?  That's why it's a ticketed event.

I agree with the above post that they could just provide the basic seat upgrade for free, or just some nominal handling cost.  I had to pay $17 plus handling for the minimum upgrade to a seat for each of my family members - fortunately we like Level 4 behind the PRE goals so this seating level suited us, but the $17 is gouging.

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10 minutes ago, old55 said:

The membership thread says we currently have 63,869 MFC members. How many of them have already reserved seats - IMHO absolute max 20,000.  That leaves 44,000 GA members - do you really expect the MCG to keep 40,000 GA seats available in case these people turn up?  That's why it's a ticketed event.

I agree with the above post that they could just provide the basic seat upgrade for free, or just some nominal handling cost.  I had to pay $17 plus handling for the minimum upgrade to a seat for each of my family members - fortunately we like Level 4 behind the PRE goals so this seating level suited us, but the $17 is gouging.

I’d be interested in what the membership split is. I’d have thought the reserved seats would be more than 20,000 if you include MCC/MFC members and all the Demon Seats, Trident, Redlegs etc.

Regardless, they shouldn’t be charging MFC GA members extra: as you suggest, a nominal handling fee to reserve a seat.

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23 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

I hope they have enough 'buffer' Dees only bays around them. I'm not going to any KB game that they host in the future. 

If it was my decision I would do as PSV Eindhoven do for visiting fans to the Philips Stadion. Have them all arrive on a special train to a railway platform adjacent to the ground, herd them out through a tunnel into an upper corner of the ground that is surrounded by netting. Then make them wait for 2 hours after the game until the home fans have gone home. 

With a net over them, to stop missiles being thrown!

@Rab D Nesbitt If the Dees put on another meek KB show, I may be forced to channel my inner Millwall and fly the flag in the Trident area 😂

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15 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

With a net over them, to stop missiles being thrown!

@Rab D Nesbitt If the Dees put on another meek KB show, I may be forced to channel my inner Millwall and fly the flag in the Trident area 😂

Excellent idea. I think I'd enjoy seeing some Collingwood fans take the short cut down to Level 1. 

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51 minutes ago, Viney is king said:

I just went back to the link the club emailed last week with the member barcodes. I went into the buy tickets. When you select public/club members it says sold out but if you then enter your member barcodes it still unlocks tickets to upgrade to a seat. I got as far as being allocated a seat so if u havnt already upgraded I suggest you have another go ..

Thanks!

sorry im a bit on the slow side. I have a member number but that didnt work.  where do I find my barcode?  GA tix havent been allocated yet i don't think

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2 hours ago, 3183 Dee said:

I know - they get in everywhere. Last year, we had Demon Seats memberships, yet there they were, spilling beer over everyone, sitting where they wanted. Stewards just shrugged.

Your Joking? what bunch of grubs.

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1 hour ago, 3183 Dee said:

I’d be interested in what the membership split is. I’d have thought the reserved seats would be more than 20,000 if you include MCC/MFC members and all the Demon Seats, Trident, Redlegs etc.

Regardless, they shouldn’t be charging MFC GA members extra: as you suggest, a nominal handling fee to reserve a seat.

Unfortunately you need to charge some fee to enforce attendance. Something in the $10-$20 range seems reasonable.


A system whereby those with reserved seats could sell them to other members (with the club taking a cut) would be awesome. eg You have a reserved seat but can't attend, you place the availability on a club website and sell it for a previous determined and reasonable set price. Another member buys it and the club takes 25% commision. All spare seats booked, none wasted, and club makes cash.

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8 minutes ago, Big Col said:

A system whereby those with reserved seats could sell them to other members

A similar program to what the Weagles do would work too, they credit the seat sale towards your membership fees the following year. I don't think they take a commission, but it's a nice way to entice you to stay a member the following year.

Seat Return Program | West Coast Eagles (ticketmaster.com)

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4 hours ago, dees189227 said:

Well you can at least guarantee the mcc will be full. If the AFL members show and it's a nice day we could get over 90,000 easily. 

It's also because both sides are up there but the Neale daniher factor and the mnd slide gets more people through the gate. 

If we were bottom on the ladder I'd still go just for the pre game stuff 

AFL members is sold out I think so it will be full. It just depends on MFC reserved seat holders as to how full it gets. Should crack 90k you'd think.

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2 hours ago, 3183 Dee said:

@DubDee - you should check with the club as, if you have a GA membership you should be able to get into every home game. There may be less choice of seats, but your membership should be counted as a ticket already sold. There’s no way you should have to pay extra just to get in.

That's not how GA memberships work. There's always the asterisk "subject to capacity".

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2 hours ago, 3183 Dee said:

@DubDee - you should check with the club as, if you have a GA membership you should be able to get into every home game. There may be less choice of seats, but your membership should be counted as a ticket already sold. There’s no way you should have to pay extra just to get in.

That's not the actual situation. Access to any part or section is "subject to availability" no matter if you have Members tickets.  Yes there are some small loopholes maybe but if you don't act with some haste fully well knowing that Anzac Eve or Kings Birthday are likely challenges to the norm. 

Gawndy the Great in his heartfelt post about MFC members possibly missing out is nice empathy but some members are very complacent and assume it is the same as a 25,000 entry.
I love the fact that Melb are now getting benefits that they only dreamed of a decade ago but it has been a well earned ride. The bottom line is 85,000/90,000 plus many of who have doubled dipped with our Membership and reserved seats contributing. Pies fans also contribute and non members with the GA pay at the gate and some have reserved seats and a minimum not. 
But the bottom line is that we will pocket $1.5/2million and that is what we have earned the right to because of our status over the last 3 of 6 seasons plus 2018 also included. 
Gawndy rabbited on about Cwood getting all the silver service from the AFL and this galling and unfair at times. But don't get down about our lot in life no one wants to pay attention to a jealous loser who can't celebrate the good in their Club. 

I don't want to ever return to the depths of despair from 2007-2014 where again was as precious as a flag.  And life is changing for us snd it's all good just go with the flow  or you will be left behind to sit in a corner and sulk. 

Here's hoping we go to KB Monday (after 2 more wins and are 9-3) and provide the upset of the year. 

We are not that far off but need to lift as the whips  start cracking as we turn for home and September as our main course for the year. Up and at em Go Dees. 

 

 

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